Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services and Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services
Programme for Government sets out our commitment to develop high quality integrated, sustainable, safe and effective people centered services that build on people’s strengths and promote their well-being.
Well-being is everyone’s right and everyone’s responsibility. We must support people to achieve well-being by recognising and valuing people’s strengths, people’s families, friends and communities.
We have been working with a wide range of partners to determine what well-being means. This has been set out in our health and well-being outcomes frameworks.
We expect that these frameworks will drive forward collaborative working between health and social services, alongside the Third and Independent Sectors.
We have been clear that the integration of health and social care must be based around people to secure well-being outcomes. Services make distinctive contributions to this and those are recognised in the frameworks.
We are publishing the Social Services National Outcomes Framework today. The NHS Outcomes Framework will follow in the summer.
The frameworks will help us measure how much of a real difference health and social care services are making to peoples’ lives – how they are enabling people to achieve the things we all expect for ourselves and for our family and friends.
This approach will strengthen the requirement for people centered services including involving people in contributing directly to their own well-being. These frameworks must be embedded in all of our policies and practices.
We will continue to engage on our approach to ensure that the outcomes set out in these frameworks truly reflect the health and well-being of people in Wales.